Home Sleep Test
We can diagnose your sleep concerns with a home sleep test. Administered easily in your own home, our home sleep test is conducted in real time with our equipment, and is easy, fast and offers results in 48-72 hours.
What is a Sleep Study?
A sleep study offers medical providers a way to diagnose sleep issues. Some sleep studies take place in a sleep lab, and in the past, this was the only option. These sleep centers are often very busy as there are more patients than available beds, so you might have to wait a long time for an appointment. When you finally do get an appointment, the sleep you experience often isn’t representative of a normal night’s sleep for you thanks to an uncomfortable and unfamiliar setting away from home. These studies often cost thousands of dollars, and due to the surroundings, they might not even deliver accurate information.
With a home sleep study, we can determine whether you have sleep apnea while you remain in the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to wait months, pay for expensive testing or travel to a sleep center to get a diagnosis. Our affordable home sleep test provides feedback for our board-certified sleep doctor to review and give you results almost immediately.
What Happens in a Home Sleep Test?
When you come in to one of centers, we’ll start by talking to you about your symptoms and your overall health. If we determine that sleep apnea may be the cause of your symptoms, we will arrange for you to have a home sleep test.
A sleep study is painless and noninvasive. We will give you the equipment you need, including a pulse oximeter that fits on your finger, a small cannula for your nose, and a strap, similar to an athletic heart rate monitor, that fits across your chest, along with detailed instructions. The process is a very simple one, and you should spend the evening as you usually do and go to bed normally so we can get a realistic look at how you sleep in your own familiar bed. The equipment itself should be comfortable and should not disturb your rest. This equipment records data automatically for our sleep doctor.
What Happens Next?
If our board-certified sleep doctor determines that you have sleep apnea, you may be fitted with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Once you have your CPAP, we’ll continue to monitor your sleep data in real time so that we can make adjustments until you are comfortable and sleeping as well as possible.
Lifestyle changes may help with management of your sleep apnea, and if your sleep apnea is mild to moderate, an oral device that changes your jaw’s position might be an alternative to a CPAP device.
If you have sleep issues or symptoms that you think may be related to sleep apnea, make an appointment online today with the Low T Center.